Oakland, CA: Living Resistance Tour Kick-Off Party

January 17, 2017

Celebrate the Kick-Off of the Living Resistance National Tour with our first debut in Oakland.

Tuesday, January 17
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street in Oakland
Facebook event

Doors will open at 6:30pm and program will start at 7pm sharp.
This event is donation-based and non-ticketed, with a sliding scale of suggested donation.

Combining grassroots community engagement with municipal boycotts, community actions, testimony, and education campaigns, the tour--No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance From the US to Palestine--explores state violence, particularly the criminalization and detention of youth in Palestine and the US. The tour focuses on the interests and powers that reinforce these systems, with the goal of destabilizing them and breaking them down.

The tour will feature three speakers:

  • Ahed Tamimi is 15 years old, charismatic, and articulate. She will be speaking from her home in Nabi Saleh, Occupied West Bank. 
  • Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Black liberation activist in the Bay Area. Her ministry is centered on collective liberation with an intersectional approach.
  • Nadya Tannous is a writer and organizer in the Bay Area. She has researched the detention of Palestinian minors since 2013.

This event also features:

  • Hip Hop For Change
  • Community Speakers
  • Local Artists
  • Food and More

We are at a precipice in our struggle for collective liberation. The opportunity to engage with prophetic voices of our time, powered by distinctive and united visions, on tour and in our communities, while sharing a platform to mobilize for systemic change and interface with communities across the US, is something that we need now more than ever. 

Let us be exceptionally bold together and grow in the light of Living Resistance and the possibility, inevitability, of liberation.

We hope to see YOU there!

This tour is backed by a diverse and strong coalition of National and Local Sponsors. National Sponsors include: 
Friends of Sabeel North America, Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Defence for Children International (DCI), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME), Addameer, Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB), and Dream Defenders

Visit the Tour Website at: http://nochildbehindbars.squarespace.com/